This chapter gives an account of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law’s history and the evolving aspirations that were projected on this collective project. The analysis aims to connect this history with ideals and images of international legal order emanating elsewhere. This narration of and critical reflection on the life of the Yearbook unfolds in two parts. The first part explores the inception of the NYIL and its original agenda. The second part traces the evolution of the NYIL as a story of administrative, technological and institutional change. It maps the continuous change in the politics of the medium and its quest for a raison d’être.